Airline flights get canceled for one and one reason alone: safety. This can take several forms but all of them revolve on the principle of providing you with the safest flights possible. Perhaps the most common known cause of flight canceled is bad weather, and understandably so.
Who would want to fly on a bad weather? Remember that you will be airborne for an hour or more, and bad weather can potentially bring about tremendous damage to a flight which can result to some injuries, or worst, death. However good your pilot is, flying in bad weather is very risky and never advisable.
Another popular cause of flight canceled is mechanical problems. Again this is because flying with a mechanical trouble is risky, and is unsafe. Remember all those airplane disaster movies you’ve seen? All of them begin will eventually involve some mechanical failure in the airplane which will trigger the series of unpleasant events. Would you be comfortable flying with some loose screws? Of course not.
So the next time you experience a delayed or canceled flight, don’t fret. Bear in mind that your airlines are looking after your safety, and preventing possible lawsuits in the process. Instead, look for ways to rebook your flight by asking your agent on what the choices are. You can either be booked on the next available seat (which may be the next flight or next week’s), or you can be transferred to another flight. Whatever the outcomes may be, always remember that it is for your safety why the flight is canceled.
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